Daniel T. Chen
Sat, 13 Oct 2001 14:22:27 -0400 (EDT)
It's harmless, though in many cases it does cause cpus to run a bit hotter
than if the process weren't running. Pass in the LILO parameter Marc
mentioned (append="apm=off") if you're extremely worried about your
As a side note, Alan Cox has mentioned that APM is really broken in Linux
2.4 currently. Watch his tree for fixes.
Dan Chen firstname.lastname@example.org
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On Sun, 14 Oct 2001, Henryk Kowalski wrote:
> I recently upgraded (re-installed) from Mandrake 7.2 (kernel 2.2.17) to Mandrake 8.0 running the stock kernel 2.4.3-20mdk, then upgraded to kernel 2.4.8-26mdk. I've now noticed that I have "kapm-idled" running as a process all the time, hogging up 90%+ of the cpu. This has happened on more than one box, from pentium-233mmx to PII-266 and amd300, I haven't checked the P3 yet...
> This is new to me. So far I haven't been able to figure out even where to look for docs. Nothing in man pages.
> What is it?
> Do I need it?
> How do I get rid of it? (Kill hasn't worked)
> chkconfig - not obviously helpful